• Interview by: Vanessa Moreno This month, East Frederick Rising wanted to take the opportunity to put a spotlight on a minority owned business, specifically a father and daughter dynamic duo, Angel and Crystal Rivera of Puerto Rico Distillery. Puerto Rico Distillery offers traditional Puerto Rican rums/cocktails and hope to share their culture with the Frederick […]

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  • I grew up in Mercersburg, PA where my family owned and operated a Commercial General Contracting Company.  Upon moving to Frederick, MD in 2009, my wife and I quickly realized Frederick is where we wished to establish our roots and raise a family.  In 2014, I started a small boutique development company by purchasing and […]

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  • The pandemic has hit small businesses hard and staying closed will eventually kill our livelihoods. I want to acknowledge that beyond the statistics, the pandemic has a unique personal effect on us as individuals, be it preconditions age and the places we live. As we reopen, everyone needs to take personal responsibility for how they […]

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  • Written by: Forrest Popkin, AIA, Secretary East Frederick Rising Many may not give it much thought; few may not even know it exists; East Frederick Rising turns its attention to both the City Airport and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, an organization headquartered in Frederick supporting pilots across the United States. The Frederick Municipal […]

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  • Give Us A Quick BiographyI am a Registered Architect and Senior Project Manager with Zavos Architecture+Design off West Patrick Street. I also teach classes part time at Frederick Community College and The Universities at Shady Grove. I also teach Sunday school classes at Beth Sholom Synagogue. I live in the Overlook Neighborhood with my wife […]

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  • Our tour of Clue IQ began walking through each escape room and talking about each of its themes. The rooms I visited were Excalibar, Conspiracy, and Blitzkrieg. I was surprised by the level of detail Steven and his team accomplished to make each room a reality. Not only was I immersed into the room by […]

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  • It has been a busy 2020 already for the board for East Frederick Rising. We are hoping to announce our first annual event, pushing to create materials showcasing the exciting projects along and in East Frederick, and working with stakeholders to improve connectivity here in town. I looked into joining the board when I realized […]

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  • Smoketown Creekside, the 2nd location for Smoketown Brewing, is located at 400 Sagner Ave. Suite 100. In a site flanked by Attaboy, across the creek from Idiom Brewing, the brewery is playing a part in activating the east side of the Carroll Creek park. City resident David Blackmon’s new location is in addition to the original […]

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  • As City officials work to craft & update the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, setting big ideas into motion for decades to come, smaller plans are playing out before us today. If you’ve ever walked to the end of Carroll Creek Linear Park, you’d notice it stops at East Patrick Street… Because of the plans unfolding today, […]

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